Interim Pastor of Children’s Ministry

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Interim Pastor of Children’s Ministry

Forestview church in Oakville, Ontario is seeking a passionate follower of Jesus who believes God has gifted them and called them to give temporary leadership to Forestview’s Children’s Ministry. This is a part time position rated at 20 hours a week.


We are looking for a person who loves people and has a passion for seeing children and families engaged in the mission of Jesus. Someone who loves working in a team setting and prioritizes training and developing and coordinating leaders.


Forestview is a non-denominational congregation of 300+ people. While we do have Brethren roots we self-identify as an independent, missional, evangelical church that collaborates with other like-minded congregations across Canada and is a member of Vision Ministries Canada. As a church, we are committed to incarnational missional ministry throughout the Halton region.


Position Title: Interim Pastor of Children’s Ministry
Hours: 20 hours per week
Manager: Lead Pastor
Direct Reports: Volunteer ministry leaders
Teams: Pastors Team
Starting Date: June 11th, 2023
Ending Date: March 31st, 2024


This position is responsible for giving leadership to the Children’s Ministry at Forestview church and to help us better be a community where people meet Jesus and become more like Him. This is an interim position to provide a temporary replacement for our current Pastor of Children’s Ministry who will be away on maternity leave starting mid-March 2021.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

-Possesses an understanding of children’s spiritual development
-Experience working with children in a leadership role
-Works well in a team setting
-Strong interpersonal and connecting skills
-Strong organizational leadership skills
-Able to recruit, lead and motivate teams
-Proactive and self-motivated
-Able to define and meet objectives and goals
-Able to display confidence and flexibility given today’s unusual circumstances


The Interim Pastor of Children’s Ministry is responsible for: 

Specific Duties

-Plan, organize, lead and oversee weekly Children’s Ministry gatherings on Sunday mornings  to facilitate connection and spiritual growth opportunities. (Nursery to Grade 5)
-Recruit, train, lead and support volunteers in sufficient numbers to meet the goals of the ministry.
-Oversee and maintain administrative responsibilities for the Children’s Ministry.
-Help process and maintain the proper records for Forestview Plan to Protect.
-Oversee communication to families and volunteers with regular updates and information about events
-Moderate the Children’s Ministry social media and oversee communication to families and volunteers through email.
-Plan, organize and oversee 6 church family events over the course of the year.
-Maintain and review all aspects of the attendance and follow-up with families through the church database.
-Oversee pastoral care related to children’s ministries in conjunction with the rest of the pastoral team.

Forestview Pastoral Staff

-Attend ForestView Staff meetings once a week
-Participate in bi-weekly coaching and check-in meetings with Lead Pastor
-Other duties as required by Lead Pastor.

Hourly Breakdown

-Oversee and lead weekly KidsView program on Sunday mornings (2 hours weekly)
-Scheduling and administration (3 hours per week)
-Preparation for program (4 hours per week)
-Communication & Administrative work pertaining to ministry (3 hours per week)
-Leadership/Personal development (1 hour per week)
-Weekly Staff Meeting (1.5 hours per week)
-Bi-weekly Report & Check-In meeting with Lead Pastor (2 hours per month/0.5 hours per week)
-Providing pastoral care (1 hour per week)
-Developing and investing in volunteers (2 hours per week)
-Planning, preparing and overseeing Special Events (2 hours per week)


Application Submission Date: May 1, 2023

Start date: June 11th, 2023

End date: March 31st, 2024

If you believe that God may be calling you to this position please submit your cover letter and resume to employment@forestviewchurch.ca.

To apply for this job email your details to employment@forestviewchurch.ca